February 12, 2019 | U.S. Code 264
Pray for our leaders to work together to secure our borders and the fundamental privileges of U.S. citizenship.
For the Lord is our judge, the Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our king; it is he who will save us. (Is 33:22)
There is a law already in the books, 10 U.S. Code § 284, that allows the Secretary of Defense to assist in building fences to control drug smugglers along an international border. Could President Trump use this law to strengthen the border without going through Congress?
Click the link to read the entire section, but here is the pertinent language:
“(a)Support to Other Agencies.—The Secretary of Defense may provide support for the counterdrug activities or activities to counter transnational organized crime of any other department or agency of the Federal Government or of any State, local, tribal, or foreign law enforcement agency for any of the purposes set forth in subsection (b) or (c), as applicable . . .
(7) Construction of roads and fences and installation of lighting to block drug smuggling corridors across international boundaries of the United States.”
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